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Aug 27, 2013 9:00am PDT
against the use of what's left of the voting rights act against voter i.d. laws in texas, what does that tell you about where this debate is going looking at the president's address tomorrow? >> well, sensenbrenner did say yesterday at a meeting that the rnc held to commemorate the march on washington that he wanted to be part of a solution on the voting rights act, and he vowed to fix the law by the end of this year which i think is significant. far too many leaders in the republican party have been silent at a time when there's a wave of new voter suppression measures all throughout the south. we have seven southern state that have passed our or implemented new voting restrictions since june bht supreme court gutted the voting rights act. this is a crisis situation. we're seeing the biggest threat to right is that we've seen since the passage of the voting rights act in 1995. >> jonathan, what do you make of that, that sensenbrenner who has a good record is saying we've got do something but not on voter i.d.? >> well on, the one hand it shows leadership. there's a glimmer of leade
MSNBC
Aug 22, 2013 9:00am PDT
, the texas governor is reportedly lobbying the white house for $100 million in obama care funding. according to politico, texas health eaches are in talks with the administration to accept federal funding to for the funned iffing first act. governor perry is not 0 lone in his secret crush on the thing he publicly hates the most. so far, six republican governors have expanded medicaid in their states. jan brewer, chris christie, terry branstad, susana martinez, brian sandoval and jack dalrymple. after years of railing against it, republicans are finally going to understand that the affordable care act actually helps people. in this, perhaps, governor perry expressed it best. >> sorry. oops. joining us now is msnbc policy analyst "the washington post's" ezra klein. we use every excuse we can to play the rick perry oops moment. he does seem to be having a little bit of an oops insofar as he's going to take a sharpie out and wipe away as much of the funding for obama care as possible and is asking for $100 million to implement parts of actually obama care. >> well, let me come in a little bit in
MSNBC
Aug 5, 2013 9:00am PDT
for this as the player and players themselves. nelson cruz from the texas rangers, johnny peralta from the tigers are also accused of juicing. this is something that's going on throughout baseball and you could say professional sports and to some degree you have $275 million on the line for a-rod. there's an expectation of performance and probably a culture of doping that we're sort of just uncovering at this point is sort of prosecuting these cases individually the way to go or do there need to be a sea change that includes decisions made by owners and managers alike along with players? >> i'll handle it quickly. then throw that one around. that is a collective bargaining agreement so that is a deal deal between the players association and ownership in the commissioner's office. this new drug program they have. for a long period of time in the late '90s, sosa, mcguire, bonds, clemmons, they had none so players got away with everything. now baseball's gotten out of their way to really crackdown which is what needs to be done. as a result, these players are not going to be able to get away with th
MSNBC
Aug 6, 2013 9:00am PDT
's put a moratorium on the death penalty. even the state of texas, which i think most people know, executes the most people, there have been significant reductions in the number of people being sentenced to death, who are actually being executed. i think on average it was about 40 people a year until the last decade. last year they executed nine people in the state of texas. every single state that has the death penalty at this point offers juries the option of giving people life in prison for whatever reason, florida has decided that they want to not only maintain the death penalty but speed up the process by which it is to be carried out. >> if you look at even the cost of executing people, i think it is, on average, $3 million for a single case just from setting aside the conservative paradigm of having the government as little involved as possible and the ramifications of having the state able to take a citizen's life. beyond that, just fiscally it doesn't make sense to have a death penalty. >> absolutely. there is a great argument for that. i think what you're seeing in state
MSNBC
Aug 8, 2013 9:00am PDT
and tortured in cuba and beaten nearly to death. he fled to texas in 1957 and not speaking english with $100 sewn into his understowear. he washed dishes making 50 cents an hour to pay through college. >> but that is where the cruz and the obama similarities end. we will separate the man from the resume next on "now." >>> time for your business entrepreneur of the week. me layne seemed to have it all for the custom rug company. cu customers, press, international relakesships, but somehow the revenues were not increasing. learning how sitting down and making a plan for growth changed everything. that is on "your business" sunday morning on msnbc. is like hammering. riding against the wind. uphill. every day. we make money on saddles and tubes. but not on bikes. my margins are thinner than these tires. anything that gives me some breathing room makes a difference. membership helps make the most of your cashflow. i'm nelson gutierrez of strictly bicycles and my money works as hard as i do. this is what membership is. this is what membership does. iand we're talkingl time with maria about the wa
MSNBC
Aug 14, 2013 9:00am PDT
on abortions at or before 20 weeks have been enacted in over a dozen states, most recently in texas. with names like the pain capable unborn protection child act, these bills are based on a theory that a fetus can feel pain at 20 weeks. and while they claim to be rooted in science, in actuality they are not. writing in "salon" katie mcdonagh calls the fundamental justification for this a really big, really popular lie. in fact, the research has been discredited by the journal of the american medical associat n association, the american congress of obstetricians and gynecologists, the british royal obstetricians and gynecologists and researchers at harvard medical school and harvard law. all of whom who say the brains connections are not formed until at least 24 weeks and often weeks after that. joining us now is the assistant editor at "salon" katie mcdonagh, dr. ann davis, and president of narol pro choice america, elyse hoge. ladies and ryan, i am very happy to have you here. dr. davis, i want to go to you first because we often talk about this from the political and look at this through the
MSNBC
Aug 15, 2013 9:00am PDT
's outrageous and indefensive in missouri and the rest of the country is not apparently in the state of texas. yesterday steve stockman invited the black-faced rodeo clown to perform. "liberals want to bronco bust dissent, but texans value speech, even if it is speech they don't agree with." no one is calling for the the rodeo clown to go to jail but nobody is inviting someone who is decidedly -- i mean this is a decidedly like racially loaded move to wear a mask of the president and invite yourself to be run over by a bull. right? >> first of all, i am a texan and it is true that we appreciate free speech in texas. however, we also appreciate our rodeos and i have been to a fair number of rodeos and never in my life have i seen a racialized clown act. >> a minstrel show. >> an actual minstrel show that involves bulls and barrels and broncos. i mean it is unbelievable. it is, in fact, just one of many ways that this president has suffered sort of almost unprecedented levels of disrespect both for himself as a person but also for the office itself. and certainly, as jonathan said earlier, vote
MSNBC
Aug 16, 2013 9:00am PDT
programs. texas has approved drug testing for unemployment benefits, kansas has approved drug testing for welfare recipients and florida did approve it, although a judge ruled it unconstitutional. this is part of the larger republican narrative around earned benefit programs. those that need them are somehow the bad seeds. >> and we've been seeing that for a while. north carolina recently seems to have turned into a factory for the most hard right legislation you could possibly pass on a state level. you've seen legislation aimed at shutting down abortion clinics. you've seen the voter i.d. laws and efforts to restrict same-day voting. the interesting thing about this welfare bill that he vetoed is it might get overridden and maybe he knew that. >> maybe, maybe. i will say this, michael, if you look at the actual stats, 2.6% of florida welfare applicants tested positive for illegal drugs, which is a rate three times lower than that for all floridians. this is, again, like the phantom menace. i'm paraphrasing hillary clinton, but -- >> it's like voter fraud, right? it's exactly like vo
MSNBC
Aug 21, 2013 9:00am PDT
for sharing. >> u.s.a. >> u.s.a. >> wow, that was down in texas. that's the fireworks in the lone star state. senator ted
MSNBC
Aug 20, 2013 9:00am PDT
to you both. stay safe, ayman. >>> yesterday, texas senator ted cruz tried to put his very own birthing controversy to rest. after the "dallas morning news" published his birth certificate proving, yes, ted cruz was born in canada and that makes ted cruz a dual citizen, he renounced canadian citizenship saying, nothing against canada but i'm an american by birth and as a u.s. senator i believe i should be only an american. why the rejection of the maple leaf? because the whole born outside of the united states thing might upset the conspiracy theorists, a real estate mogul, donald trump. >> let me ask you this. ted cruz, born in canada. eligible to be president of the united states? >> born in canada, perhaps not. i'm not sure where he was born. >> definitely born in canada. >> okay. you'll have to ask him that question. but perhaps not. >> joining me today, managing editor of the grio.com and msnbc contributor joy reed and insider josh barrow. gentleman and lady. joy, donald trump is not yet done talking about birtherism and birther con speerspiracieco. even inside his own party, the c
MSNBC
Aug 23, 2013 9:00am PDT
rights act is that you had states like texas and north carolina rush immediately to enact voter i.d. laws that are seen by many people as directly restricting of the voting rights of african-americans and minorities. even to the point where colin powell, a republican, a very senior and respected republican said of the north carolina voter i.d. law, it immediately turns off a voting block republicans need. he wants to see policies that encourage people to vote and he's accusing north carolina of punishing minority voters. how ironic is that? >> it's incredibly ironic. i think we need to be aware of the extent of the racism that still permeates the society. there's a tendency, you look back 50 years to the march on washington and talk about the progress that's been made. obviously there's been significant progress. but there's a tendency to overstate it. and that leads you to overlook the problems that exist now. the problems of continuing racism, job discrimination, housing discrimination, schools are probably as segregated or almost as segregated now, public schools, as they were back in
MSNBC
Aug 26, 2013 9:00am PDT
the department of justice had officially filed suit against the state of texas for discriminatory voter i.d. laws and while 29 other states will push forward with voter suppression efforts the symbolism of this fight led by this attorney general during the administration of this president in particular should also not be forgotten. history tells us that the magnitude of the moment is sometimes lost on the people living through it. in the "washington post," robert kaiser explains some 50 years ago wednesday, his very own paper missed the mark. the post published two dozen stories about the march, kaiser explains. every one missed the importance of king's address. the words "i have a dream" appeared only once in a wrap-up of the day's rhetoric on page a-15 in the fifth paragraph. i've never seen anyone call us on this bit of journalistic malpractice. perhaps this anniversary provides a good moment to cop a plea. we blew it. coming up, officials are calling it the highest priority fire in the country and say it poses every challenge there could be. a live report on yosemite's massive out-of-control
MSNBC
Aug 28, 2013 9:00am PDT
thursday monday and john tower of texas who was definitely a conservative. they all voted for voting rights. you had everett dirkson of illinois leading the charge with lyndon johnson for voting rights and civil rights. in those days the republican party could get a third of the black vote. here's why it's important. i'm getting tough in politics. if you only get a third of the black vote and you're a republican in big cities like philly and new york city, then you only lose effectively a third of the black vote because you get a third of the black vote, lose two-thirds net you only lose a third of the black vote when you go into statewide elections. you only lose a third of the black vote. you can win statewide, you can dominate. but if you lose 90% of black votes that means you lose a net 80%. 90 minus ten which means you get blown away statewide. that's why the republican party has made a big mistake. we're not going to beat the democrats for the black vote in our lifetime. if you can get back in the game and win a third of the black vote in the big cities you can win statewide for senat
MSNBC
Aug 29, 2013 9:00am PDT
at legislation and pass legislation that would restrict abortion. i think this islinic closures. in texas, it's not the result of the most recent legislation that got so much attention. this is the result of regulations and family planning cuts that came in 2010, 2011. but i think that important point as well to what you're both saying is look at who is behind the legislation that's creating the clinic closures. these are the exact same ledges lay sures that vote against equal pay, that vote against the kind of help for women who choose to carry their pregnancies to term. in california, we're seeing a real push towards expansion of services, the people opposing that are the same people opposing added assistance for low income women who choose to have more children? so you're damned if you do and damned if you don't according to these men. >> and the other argument that we've heard is the gosnell case. you heard some suggesting that that is what happens because of access to abortion care. and many of us in the pro-choice movement believe that's what's going to happen if we don't have access to
MSNBC
Aug 30, 2013 9:00am PDT
bring this back to things that influence them day-to-day. it gets back to the fires in texas, it gets back to the drought and crop damage and losses in the midwest. you bring back to things and influence them. across the western u.s., fires are impacting people in a way that we haven't seen on a consistent basis in our history. >> we make that point. we make this personal. >> i want to ask, in terms of actually combatting the fires themselves, in reading up about this, kierein from the center psychological diversity makes the point we shouldn't send firefighters to stop these. he says the political liability of a house burning down is greater than the political liability of having a firefighter die. that we're okay with firefighters and frontline defenders dying in the name of stopping these things and much more okay with that as a society than letting the fire sort of do what they will and burn down houses and houses of the wealthy and get close or threaten civilization. >> it's a set of tradeoffs. we have these opportunities to protect life and property. we have people building in a
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